It’s not hard to see how Matt Randall became an equine vet–all of the signs were there. He grew up showing Quarter Horses, riding reiners, and at the tender age of five, could tell people exactly how his dad was going to perform a c-section.

Dr. Randall graduated from Bridger High School and Rocky Mountain College before going on to to Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his DVM in 2002. After spending several years in California at Peninsula Equine, he returned to Texas to practice at Collier Equine.

Dr. Randall specializes in equine medicine, and his practice philosophy is a blend of progressiveness and cowboy logic. He enjoys using acupuncture as an adjunct to traditional medicine. A charter member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP), Dr. Randall has studied the latest diagnostic techniques as well as the most recent advances in sports medicine. He has vast experience in the use of ultrasound for the diagnosis of musculoskeletal problems as well as some of the newer therapies such as Tildren and PRP. Dr. Randall also has advanced knowledge of equine dentistry.

A former president of the American Quarter Horse Youth Association, Dr. Randall is a lifetime member of the AQHA and has served on both the youth activities and research committees. He ís also a life member of the National Reining Horse Association and is a two-time NRHA Non Pro Derby finalist. Dr. Randall also belongs to the American Endurance Ride Conference and serves as a ride veterinarian. He has served as an on-site veterinarian at the Grand National Rodeo in San Francisco, Elite Barrel Racing Productions, and the Western States Endurance Ride, better known as the Tevis Cup.

Matt lives with his wife, Tanya, and their son, Colton, in Hempstead, Texas, along with Dally, Haley, Cutter, and an odd assortment of equine pasture ornaments on which he practices the lost art of team roping. And don’t worry–we promise that Dr. Randall will never ever work on your cat.

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Dr. Randall did a video of why he became an equine veterinarian with Platinum Performance. To view the video, click here, and try to not think how odd he looks without the longstanding goatee.